Conclusion: Overall the Sunfire HRS-12 performed admirably and is a formidable subwoofer with outstanding sound quality and great performance. That being said, with an MSRP of $899, I personally think that it is a bit on the high side. Similar subs with matching performance can be had for about 20% less, but that is the only thing that keeps me from making it a top pick.
Summary: To get good monster bass, usually some fairly mongo subs are required. Brutes the size of tables, denizens of the corner, which make their presence obvious even without speaking. Those who have been constrained by space or WAF have had to go without. The HRS-12 can provide those poor, deprived souls with the bass they need without taking up significant room space or upsetting the Misses, at least, not too much.
Pros: A big subwoofer in a little subwoofer’s body, Plenty of power, output, and depth, Attractive finish and/or small size help with WAF
Cons: Soft clipping circuitry does kick in at times